Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Welcome ASP'er at U of Akron

We are delighted to welcome Katherine Silver Kelly as the Interim Director of Academic Success Programs at the University of Akron School of Law.  Your new colleagues in ASP will be more than happy to assist you in any way that we can as you settle in to your new position.  Everyone please introduce yourselves to Katherine when you see her ASP workshops.

Unfortunately, Katherine's photo has not been added to the U of Akron web site yet. Katherine provided us with some background information:

Katherine is an alumna of Berea College in Kentucky where she earned a B.A. in History, the University of Kentucky where she earned a M.A. in Social Science Education, and Converse College in South Carolina where she earned a certification in Special Education.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law in 2006 where she served as vice president of the Moot Court Honor Society and was a two-time member of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team.  She also served as an ASP tutor, was the student member of the faculty curriculum committee, and was SBA vice-president.

After graduating with honors from law school, Katherine worked at the Summit County Court of common Pleas as a Judicial Attorney.  Prior to attending law school, Katherine was a high school teacher for several years.  She taught economics, government and world history at several schools in Houston, Texas.  She also served as an instructor for the Texas Education Association Teacher Cerification Program for special education certification and coached swimming.

Katherine is excited to be back at the University of Akron and about being Interim Director of ASP as it is the perfect blend of teaching and law.  You can link to her office web site at: University of Akron Academic Success Programs.  (Posted by Amy L. Jarmon on behalf of the Law School Academic Support Blog Editors)



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